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Consultant Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a part time dynamic and motivated Consultant Psychologist to join our CAMHS Team. The post holder will be an integral member of the leadership team and have the necessary skills and experience to undertake direct clinical work with children and families, consult on highly complex cases, offer multi-disciplinary supervision, lead on service evaluation, as well as manage the demands of service development and change. The post requires a high degree of critical judgement to provide highly effective clinical leadership within an established multidisciplinary community mental health service and in collaboration with partnership agencies.The post holder will take a lead role on service development and evaluation and support the development of the psychology staff within the service.Candidates should be significantly experienced clinicians with excellent interdisciplinary working skills and interested in developing and delivering an innovative service. A proven track record of clinical leadership contributing to the collective leadership of the multi-agency team and supervisory experience in the field of community child and adolescent mental health is essential.

Main duties of the job

Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with severe and enduring conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources.Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client.Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides highly specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management and the high physical risks inherent in the client group.Formulates plans for highly specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients' mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice.Implements a wide range of highly specialist psychological therapies for individual clients, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required.

Provides expert psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other staff contributing directly to client's diagnosis, formulation and intervention plan.

About us

Applied Psychology is highly valued within the Trust with good professional support. Leadership skills and behaviours are integral to the recruitment process. The Trust is a strongly value based, person centred organisation which has taken a strategic approach to continued service improvement, the modernisation of clinical roles and the use of care pathways embedded within a functioning system of governance.Our ValuesThe most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

The post holder will be expected to take a strong lead role in delivery, coordination and supervision/support of psychological therapies across the CAMHS services, to ensure the offer is consistent and equitable. This encompasses family, individual and group therapies (including parental and multi family therapy groups).

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide a range of consultant level roles and responsibilities as detailed within the job description. This will include the delivery of highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to children and their families through direct clinical work with children and families, offering clinical supervision and consultation, staff training alongside leading on service development and evaluation.Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Psychologists & Psychological Therapists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academys Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Trained in care co-ordination
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Registration with BPS



  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in highly distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Self-aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision
  • Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychological phenomena, theories and application.



  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Orca House

Link Road Court


YO10 3JB

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